Oklahoma Basketball Adds Commit With An International Flavor

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Oklahoma added to their 2016 basketball recruiting class early Thursday evening the form of 6’10” 220-pound power forward and New Zealand native, Matthew Freeman.

Like many international prospects, Freeman has a versatile game and is capable of playing both inside the paint and out on the perimeter.

Freeman joins Kameron McGusty and Kristian Doolittle in a 2016 class that could prove to be Lon Kruger’s most highly rated during his time in Norman, and one that could still include one more¬†prospect should Kruger and his staff choose to add another.


  • BoomerDave says:

    C’mon Peyton Pritchard. You would fill out this class perfectly!

  • soonerinks says:

    Welcome Matt! Looks to be pretty mobile and has a very nice shot from both inside and out. If Lon can pull in a point guard, this is an outstanding class.

  • Christian Taylor says:

    OU needs to check out Jared Ridder for the class of 2017 6″7 and still growing.

  • Rick says:

    Rivals and Scout both have him a four star, 247 has him a 3 star. A big like that, who can shoot inside and outside, could be a five star by signing day.

  • Lane Gilstrap says:

    Is this guy 6’8″?6’9″? Or is he 6’10”? Kindof a big difference on the court.

  • Wilson says:

    Very nice!! The Kruger staff is rollin…

  • Soonerfandave84 says:

    Lon Kruger is building this team for the long haul. Thanks for being OUr HC Lon

    • JB says:

      Amen to that. I’ve been excited about Lon Kruger since the day he was hired. I was worried they’d hire that doofus from Marquette (Buzz?) and was immediately grateful Lon was the man Joe C chose. Those who have read my posts before know I can’t sing his praises enough. He is THE classiest coach in all of NCAA basketball. He is old school…works his players hard but teaches them hard and treats them with dignity. He isn’t an embarrassing ass on the sidelines. He doesn’t have that constant scowl so many coaches have. He doesn’t scream at the refs. He doesnt scream at his players or call them names. He recruits high character guys and has the same on his staff. He wins and wins the right way. I cant imagine the man ever violating an ncaa rule even by accident.

      I hope as both an OU alumnus/fan and as a Lon Kruger fan, that he wins the national championship. I can’t think of anyone more deserving. I wonder sometimes if OU fans realize how great we have it with Lon Kruger as our coach.

  • TheFuerte says:

    Very nice pick-up. Texas sucks.

  • Chris White says:

    The Steven Adams effect!

  • OceanDescender says:

    Man is coach Kruger good! Love the size he’s starting to bring in with each class too.

  • Kelly Gurbcock says:

    Coach Kruger is comparable to what Eddie Sutton was in Stillwater. I think this guy coaches at OU well into his 70’s….and I love that. Class guy that can build a powerhouse for sure.

  • LLAdamJ7 says:

    Hope he can play defense too. Seems like stretch 4’s are notorious for being bad defenders.

  • stan H says:

    Hit the boards and play TOUGH defense. Everything else will be carrot cake.